Partner and Head of Wills & Estate Planning at Andrew & Co Solicitors Helen Newson writes...
Agriculture & Estates
Agriculture Law is a diverse area. If you are involved with agricultural land, farming or related rural activities you need expert solicitors familiar with all aspects of farmland, farming and rural life.
The Agricultural Property Team at Andrew & Co Solicitors provides effective and practical legal advice tailored to meet the needs of their clients whose livelihoods are based in the countryside.
In dealing with matters relating to agricultural land, the team has has experience in sales and purchases and tenancy agreements both pre-’86 and farm business tenancies. Further, in connection with possible development of agricultural land, they have experience in options, overage arrangements and telecommunication and similar lease arrangements.
Farmers, Farm Businesses and Landowners
Farmers, farm businesses and landowners have highly specialised requirements in relation to tax paying, wills and inheritance.
Alison Short and Helen Newson are partners in the Wills and Estate Planning team. Alison and Helen are both members of the Society for Trust and Estate Practitioners and specialise in wills, probate, trusts and inheritance tax planning.
They can provide advice on all aspects of lifetime planning including how to deal with the succession of the family farming business, and related tax issues. Powers of attorney are another important issue to consider in this context and Alison and Helen can explain how to plan for the possibility of illness and incapacity.
You face many risks in your business life. Our Corporate & Commercial team is able to support you in managing and minimising those risks and in particular can help with:
- Business Acquisitions
- Business Disposals
- Business Structures
- Employment Issues
- LLP Agreements
- Partnership Agreements
- Shareholder Agreements
- Trading Agreements